2024 Goal: Get Your Estate Plan Done

Get Your Estate Plan Done

Visiting your local estate planning attorney to get your estate plan done is one New Year’s resolution that you should definitely keep. None of us knows whether or when we may find ourselves seriously injured or sick. But if it Read More …

How Do I Talk to My Aging Parents About Estate Planning?

Talk to My Aging Parents About Estate Planning

With multiple generations getting together for holiday meals, gift exchanges, New Years parties and quality time, these annual gatherings present an opportunity to broach sensitive but important topics with your aging loved ones. By communicating with them and knowing their Read More …

What Does Incapacitated Mean in Elder Law & Estate Planning?

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when working with an attorney to prepare for your future and address the challenges associated with aging, you will likely come across the term “incapacitated.” Incapacitated Definition Someone who is incapacitated cannot make personal decisions or understand legal documents. An Read More …

Yes, There Can Be Disadvantages To Naming Beneficiaries

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Although in many situations the advantages outweigh the disadvantages when selecting beneficiaries, there are always exceptions. What Is a Beneficiary? Beneficiaries  are individuals who you select to receive money, various other assets, or specific bequests (such as sentimental items) upon Read More …

How Long Do Wills Last? Questions About Last Wills and Testaments

How Long Does a Will Last

Does a will expire? Is a will prepared over 20 years ago still valid? Starting an estate plan can be overwhelming, and when it comes to the last will and testaments you probably have many questions. You are not alone. Read More …

What Are Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts?

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Medicaid is a state- and federally funded health program for lower-income persons of all ages. For applicants who fall into certain categories, Medicaid imposes specific rules on how much income and resources they can have and still qualify for benefits. Read More …

Eight Useful Tips for Bringing Up Estate Planning

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Unless you’re certain your parents have an up-to-date will, as well as a big-picture plan for what should happen in the event of their passing, you shouldn’t assume everything will be taken care of.  During this season of upcoming holidays, Read More …

Keeping Your Emergency Contacts and Medical Information Accessible

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If medical personnel are able to access your medical history during an emergency, it could mean the difference between life and death. But if, for example, you are injured, in shock, suffering from dementia, or are otherwise incapacitated, you may Read More …

Qualify For Medicaid With a “Miller” Trust

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In order to qualify for Medicaid, the applicant’s income must fall below a certain level. Most states allow individuals to spend down any income above this level on their care until they reach the state’s income standard. But in some Read More …